The Physical Damage From Addiction Can Be Deadly
A person can experience difficult and even deadly physical effects from their substance use disorder. These can start soon after drug usage begins, and typically become more of a risk as the person increases the amount of drugs they take and the length of time they take them.
Side effects from drug addiction can include:
Changes in blood pressure
Elevated or decreased heart rates
Nausea and vomiting
Constipation and diarrhea
Damage to organs, including the heart, liver, and lungs